I found this beautiful butterfly on the path me. It is a gift of the essence of this life it offers for anyone to see and take in its preciousness. As I savor each moment I look at this butterfly it lives inside my heart and mind. It continues to give its offerings to me of beauty and also the teachings I learn from this butterfly.
I have learned that after this creature died it continues with what it has left for me to cherish. I cherish its existence and that it is – still here. It is so delicate I want to cry. It opens my heart to love to be able to hold such an amazing creature in my hands. The potency of such a small thing in the world to change my life is an awakening about death.
It is a reminder that the life we live – is all that continues when we leave – like this butterfly. Every person we have touched in our lives, every person we have hugged, every person we have looked into their eyes, into their hearts, will have an essence of who we are… the essence of who each of us is continues to live in everyone we have walked with, cried with, loved with and laughed with.
Our essence continues to love as this little butterfly shows me the power of our essence. We continue to love even when we are gone.